How to Create a Spring Planter

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Step 1: Go Shopping! Spring is a tough time of year to keep outdoor planters looking fresh because of the inconsistent weather and short bloom periods. The first decision to be made is if artificial flowers will be used, real flowers, or a combination of both. Once this decision has been made, the real planning… Read more »

April Gardening Tips

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For Your Lawn Lime and fertilize lawn and apply pre-emergent control to prevent crabgrass. Re-seed areas of winter-killed lawn. For Your Vegetable Garden Plant peppers, tomatoes, and other warm-weather crops after all danger of frost has passed. Top-dress beds with aged manure. For Your Flower Beds Prune hybrid tea and floribunda roses. Feed tulip beds… Read more »

Year in Review: 2015

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Enjoy our Year in Review video. Thank you to our wonderful customers and vendors for another successful year. It was a year full of many great memories including the addition of our new team member, Adam Marrin, as our operations manager. Other events this year included attending iLandscape in February at the Schaumburg Convention Center…. Read more »

4 Ways to Prevent Rodent Property Damage

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4 Ways to Prevent Rodent Property Damage Now more than ever rodents are prevalent in our homes and landscapes. Whether they are eating plants, burrowing behind retaining walls or stoops, or entering basements for warmth this winter they cause significant damage! Four ways to prevent rodents from damaging your property include removing debris from the… Read more »

2015 Unilock Awards of Excellence

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2015 Unilock Awards of Excellence recognizes top designers and contractors for outstanding and skillful work in seven categories. Bret-Mar Landscape was a top finalist in Unilock‚Äôs before & after category. Projects in this category must display photos of the original site and final completion. Elite landscape professionals from the Midwest entered over 300 projects. Only… Read more »